Life drawing: Oil & canvas

The last of this year’s Friday night classes at the wonderful Mary Ward Centre.
Using oils with a time limit can be tricky. The results can be a muddy mess. A solution was to lay on the paint and then smear most of it off with a cloth. This left a good sketch on which to put fresh colour on. The final touches were made with a fan brush (with no paint on) and a blur pencil. One day I’ll be able to work with a small brush to my satisfaction…

This is the final reclining pose.Careful colour work. 1 hour.


Three 20 minute poses. The far right one is on sugar paper, which worked quite well.


There’s two Caravaggio specials coming up, in a crypt in Kings Cross with the fantastic tutor John Close. I cannot wait.

About Trevor Mill

This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.
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